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Santa Verdiana Museum

In Castelfiorentino, Cimabue’s spectacular Madonna is on display

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Castelfiorentino

The Santa Verdiana Museum in Castelfiorentino is located next to the sanctuary of the same name and collects artworks, sacred furnishings and illuminated manuscripts found in the churches in the area, the majority of which were donated as a sign of devotion to the saint.

Visitors can admire masterpieces from the 13th and 14th centuries, such as Corso di Buono’s Cross and Taddeo Gaddi’s Madonna and Child Enthroned with Angels and Saints.

We can’t forget the gold-embellished panel painting, made by an anonymous painter from Siena, that depicts the oldest known image of Saint Verdiana, and the celebrated Madonna and Child by Cimabue, also known as Madonna of Castelfiorentino, on which a young Giotto may have also worked.

The exhibition also comprises illuminated manuscripts, sculptures, a room focused on Florentine paintings from the end of the 14th century to the 16th century and a section dedicated to furnishings and jewellery, including crosses, chalices, candlesticks and monstrances made by some of the most celebrated artisans in Florence for the noble families of the time.

Info: santaverdiana.org

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